It's the third week into the new year and I've completed 103.5 miles. The distance, is amazing, I don't think I've ever put in this much effort into working out in my life. But I do it because I love it. I do it because I want feel like a total rockstar when I am finished with a run and long bike ride. I do it because I want to be healthy. I do it because I have an inspiring network of family, friends and even complete strangers (who turn into great friends) that cheer me on. Every single day. (Thank you, thank you, thank you!)
Let's take a look at my progress:
New Years Eve with my husband. Look at my face! You can't even see my jaw line and I have a double chin!
I seriously look like a frat boy.
Okay- only three weeks later! Let's take a look:
Hello, jaw line and chin! Welcome back, I've missed youuuu!
And lookie here, I'm losing the love handles and back fat too! Not to mention, my booty is perking up nicely; check please!
I am happy. I am less stressed. I eat better. I smile more. I cheer other people more; there are few things more rewarding than making someone else feel loved and accepted. Seriously. My stomach doesn't bother me as much. I am less bloated. My clothes are fitting better. All of these wonderful things and just three weeks into the new year. I can only imagine what I'll be like a year from now. And then 5 years. And one day, I'll be able to run around and play with Cooper and Avery (my future un-born children) -- and I won't be out of breathe. I'll be a kid myself!
Cheers to a total lifestyle transformation!